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Old 07-04-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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Looking to do a cat-back exhaust to free up some horsepower and get a better sound. Can I use one of those $100 dollar ebay set ups or should I save up and get a nice magnaflow or something? Thanks


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Moved to Zetec performance, where you can find plenty of debate & info. on the options avail.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:39 AM   #3
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Moved to Zetec performance, where you can find plenty of debate & info. on the options avail.
Sorry I was looking for a better place to post but was in a rush couldn't seem to get to the right spot.
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No problem, you'd get some response either way - here you can find a lot more. Too many sections to know where the best spot is to find everything without a lot of looking.

Off hand I think FSwerks (two versions) is the most popular, with magnaflow in the running - and they aren't the only options. Lunchbox delete is the cheapest for a little more sound (it was stock on the ST model & a MkII coupe version).

Good move researching it B4 deciding which way to go.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:45 PM   #5
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Thanks, I'd love to get a FSwerks but I'm off to college soon and am worried about the cost of it
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You wont net much horsepower from just a catback (at least not enough to be noticible). But if you are looking for the sound, you really cant beat the fswerks stealth.


EDIT: There is a FSWerks Stealth in the buy/sell/trade forum for $200+ shippping righ tnow.
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Well I need to keep my cat to stay emissions legal so does anybody know of a header upgrade that keeps the cat? Or a full exhaust upgrade that keeps the cat and just moves it off the header or something?
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They are called a cat-back because they start right after your catalytic converter. In the case of most exhausts, they are legal since they dont affect the emissions equipment.


If you want to get better flow, you can do a SVT header & cat, but you will need a tune to see the gains.
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Thanks, I'd love to get a FSwerks but I'm off to college soon and am worried about the cost of it
College kit on a strict budget, ok do a lunch box delete & then do the basic tune up style of maintence= plugs,wires, fuel filter, check the coolant, etc.
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They are called a cat-back because they start right after your catalytic converter. In the case of most exhausts, they are legal since they dont affect the emissions equipment.


If you want to get better flow, you can do a SVT header & cat, but you will need a tune to see the gains.
I know what a cat back is, I was asking if they sell better FULL exhaust systems WITH a cat, or if I could find just normal race headers with the cat under the car or ANYTHING that would improve my exhaust more than the standard cat back that is still emission legal.

And I already do standard maintenance, thanks for the advice though!
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